OLDS —Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is on track to meet its enrolment target for the current academic year and projected to meet the enrolment goals set in its strategic plan, Growing 2025, officials say.
As of Jan. 16, the enrolment projection for the 2023-2024 academic year is 1,987.21 full load equivalents (FLEs) with a head count of 3,150.
According to college officials, year over year, the institution anticipates a 31 per cent surge in student enrolment when considering both international and domestic students.
That aligns with the overarching goal in the college’s strategic plan of reaching 2,000 FLEs and a 50 per cent increase in non-FLE enrolment by the end of 2025.
Enrolment among domestic students is anticipated to exceed the institution’s annual project by 10 per cent.
"We are elated to share this outstanding news — a testament to the collective dedication of our Olds College community," Olds College president Ben Cecil said in the release.
"This achievement reflects not only enrolment growth, but also our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional education and fostering academic success."
In tandem with what the college calls its enrolment success, officials say it also has a notable rise in academic achievement, with the fall term witnessing some of the highest levels of student success in the past five years, as demonstrated by the number of returning students.
“This remarkable success is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the entire Olds College community.”